Football

Placer plans to protect QB Peter Denham better this week

When the Hillmen and Lincoln Fighting Zebras meet for Friday’s Pioneer Valley League game at 7:30 p.m., it’s quite possible that 80 percent of the plays called between the two ...

Placer defense shuts down Bear River in 14-7 win

Bear River struck first. The Hillmen defense made sure the Bruins didn’t strike again. Placer forced seven punts and four turnovers, Todd Valliere and Michael Robinson rushed fo ...

Placer's Stone Sander gives verbal commitment to Sacramento State

Stone Sander, a senior on the Placer High School football team, verbally committed to Sacramento State Sunday. Sander, a two-way starter for the Hillmen (6-0, 1-0 Pioneer Valley L ...

King of the Hill-men: Vanderdoes says league win is highlight of his big week

Capping off a big week, Eddie Vanderdoes was named homecoming king at halftime of his Placer Hillmen’s football game. But for the senior defensive lineman, who was formally honor ...

Placer manhandles Foothill

Placer High sure knows how to schedule a homecoming opponent. The Hillmen ran for three touchdowns, threw for two and Tony Suverkropp returned an interception for a score … all i ...

Placer Hillmen staying focused despite homecoming distractions

There have been plenty of distractions this week. Powder puff. A U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection ceremony. Homecoming. But the song remains the same: The Hillmen (5-0) are f ...

The Incredible Hulk: Placer Hillmen’s Suverkropp leading team in tackles again

Tony Suverkropp is a tackling machine. “That’s a good way to explain him,” coach Joey Montoya said. “He’s a great football player and a great kid — a vocal leader.” T ...

Placer Hillmen's Jake Lewis enjoys being a bully on the field

Jake Lewis loves to make foes look like fools on the football field. “I like to go out there and hit people and make them look stupid,” the Hillmen’s two-way starting linema ...

Jalen Lewis comes up with clutch catch in Placer's win

Jalen Lewis grabbed five balls for 70 yards Friday night. But the senior’s biggest catch of the night wasn’t thrown by his own quarterback. With his team up by two po ...

Grant downs Del Oro with emotional victory

 The Del Oro Golden Eagles fell to the Grant Pacers 31-30 in one of the most exciting games of this young football season. The Pacers won it on a last second field goal by An ...